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Antinuclear antibodies in psychiatric illness: their relationship to diagnosis and drug treatment.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: (Published 28 June 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:724
  1. E C Johnstone,
  2. K Whaley


    Antinuclear antibodies occurred more often and in higher titres in psychiatric patients than in controls. Anti-DNA antibodies were not found. We suggest that antinuclear antibodies may be drug-induced and that lithium carbonate may have a particular tendency to produce this reaction.